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Jul 03
2022

We’re still a good week away from the July 12 announcements of the 2022 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, but critics, experts and online award afficionados are already ranking those with the best chances to score nominations. One thing pretty much everyone agrees on: The limited series field is crowded with more worthy performances than the designated 6 category spots. While “The Staircase” and Colin Firth’s performance as Michael Peterson are treated as shoo-ins in their respective categories, Toni Collette seems to be facing stiff competition in the Lead Actress field, thanks to celebrated turns by Amanda Seyfried in “The Dropout”, Margaret Qualley in “Maid”, Julia Garner in “Inventing Anna” or any actress in the “First Lady” miniseries. Most awards predictions still see Collette in the supporting field, so at this time it’s a wild guess. We will see July 12.

Australian actress Toni Collette is an Emmy winner for “United States of Tara,” who’s been delivering fantastic work for decades. Opposite Colin Firth in the HBO thrilling limited series “The Staircase,” she’s front and center in one of the most delicate turns yet. While a supporting actress submission may have been warranted (especially given the competition in the field), she has enough voters that respect her work in the TV Academy. Her well-reviewed turn in Netflix’s “Pieces of Her” also helps her. (Clayton Davis, Variety, June 23, 2022)

Jun 14
2022

The final episode of “The Staircase” entitled “America’s Sweetheart or: Time Over Time” aired last Thursday, bringing closure to an otherwise ongoing real life saga that will most probably never be solved. Many thanks once again to Jess, who has been capping the entire series for us. Much appreciated.

After navigating a possible retrial, a 73-year-old Michael confronts a life-changing decision. Meanwhile, Martha and Margaret each share long-buried truths, and Sophie comes to terms with a revelation.


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Jun 04
2022

Screencaptures from the sixth to seventh episode of “The Staircase” have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Jess for sending them in, much appreciated as always. The final episode will be airing next week.

In 2006, Sophie pursues a far-fetched new theory about the night of Kathleen’s death. Then, in 2017, Michael grapples with compromising his principles in exchange for his freedom. After a body with similar injuries to Kathleen’s turns up at the county morgue, Sophie continues her quest to uncover what really happened to Kathleen. Meanwhile, Martha decides to dig into her fraught past, despite pushback from Margaret.


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May 28
2022

Screencaptures from the second to fifth episode of “The Staircase” have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Jess for sending them in, much appreciated. Episode 6 has just aired and the remaining two episodes will be shown on HBO Max until the second week of June, so if you haven’t tuned in, make sure to do so.

While working on his defense, Michael considers an opportunity to tell his story in a documentary. As the DA’s office attempts to solidify their case, shocking new details surface about Michael’s past that threaten to derail the defense. After an unexpected homecoming, a critical discovery rocks the Peterson household. Michael’s fate hangs in the balance as the trial ends. In the aftermath of the verdict, the Petersons struggle with the court’s decision, and Michael finds solace in an unlikely friendship from thousands of miles away.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Staircase – Screencaptures – Episode 2

May 20
2022

Screencaptures from the first episode of “The Staircase” have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to our chief screencapper Jess :-) Spoiler warning ahead, although I’m sure most of us watching the series have watched the documentary at some point before. Earlier today, Variety has confirmed that Toni will be considered in the outstanding lead actress in a limited series category by HBO Max for the Primetime Emmys, whose nominations will be announced in July, so fingers crossed.


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May 15
2022

Lots of additional behind-the-scenes videos to promote the weekly episode’s of “The Staircase” have been added, including an “Inside the Episode” featurette including interviews with Colin Firth and Toni Collette, featurettes on the production sites and television spots. Screencaptures from the promotional interviews have been added as well. Among the many positive reviews for the HBO series, this one might be my favorite:

In just two measly minutes, Toni Collette’s staggering work in The Staircase managed to blow her petrifying performances in Hereditary and The Sixth Sense out of the water. Her characters in those films became standouts in her career because Collette has always been disturbingly good at portraying how the challenges of motherhood and the instinct to protect your children war with the interference of the supernatural. But in The Staircase, she manages to say even more with less screen time. (The Daily Beast, Coleman Spide, May 11, 2022)

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